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vegetable

 [vej´ĕ-tah-b'l]
1. pertaining to or derived from plants.
2. any plant or species of plant, especially one cultivated as a source of food.

veg·e·ta·ble

(vej'ĕ-tă-bĕl),
1. A plant, specifically one used for food.
2. Relating to plants, as distinguished from animals or minerals. Synonym(s): vegetal (1)
[M.E., fr. L. vegetabilis (see vegetation)]
Nutrition An edible plant or part of a plant other than a sweet fruit or seed (nut). Defining a plant food as a vegetable is somewhat arbitrary and depends on use. As an example, tomatoes are botanically defined as fruits, but used as vegetables
Vox populi A common, albeit un-PC, term for a person in persistent vegetative state

veg·e·ta·ble

(vej'ĕ-tă-bĕl)
1. A plant, specifically one used for food.
2. Relating to plants, as distinguished from animals or minerals.
Synonym(s): vegetal (1) .
[M.E., fr. L. vegetabilis]

vegetable

1. pertaining to or derived from plants.
2. any plant or species of plant, especially one cultivated as a source of food.

vegetable drugs
derived from plants; includes alkaloids, glycosides, resins, gums and oils.
vegetable matter base
residue after dissolving wool in a sample; a measure of the contamination of the wool.
vegetable oil
oil derived from plants. Commercially used oils include peanut, linseed, sesame, cottonseed and castor. A separate group is the volatile oils including oil of turpentine, eucalyptus, peppermint and oil of cloves (eugenol). Animal oils are irritating to tissue and their accidental inhalation almost always causes a serious aspiration pneumonia. Vegetable oils are virtually nonpathogenic.

Patient discussion about vegetable

Q. Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? what would i gain if i'll do so?

A. It is a good idea to cut back on red-meat consumption, and increase the amount of fruit and vegetables in your diet, as these factors can lower the risk for developing colo-rectal cancer, whereas red meat has been found to be a risk factor in developing the disease. Other than that, fruit and vegetables are rich with fibers, that can ease constipation and help the digestive system.

Q. Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? what would i gain if i'll do so?

A. eating more fruits and vegetables will bring a positive effect for your body health, but the most important source of protein is coming from meat, and there's no such valid evidence-based-data to show us that meat is no good for our body.

so, as long as you eat all those meat, fruit, vegetables, and even carbs in proper amount, you will probably get no harmful effect.
stay healthy always..

Q. What and how much intake should I have 1. Vegetables, 2. Fruits and whole grain… I am 21 years old and would like to know that in order to get the required fiber per day what and how much intake should I have 1. Vegetables, 2. Fruits and whole grain…

A. actually men under 50 should have 38 grams a day of fiber. here is a nice article about fiber consuming and a list of foods that contain fiber and the amount of it:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/fiber/NU00033/METHOD=print

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